Burger, Fries Aggravate Asthma

Eating a high-fat meal worsens inflammation
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted May 17, 2010 9:51 AM CDT
Burger, Fries Aggravate Asthma
Asthma aggravator in a basket.   (?love?janine)

Looks like a fatty diet affects more than your pant size: It may make asthma worse. A group of 40 asthma suffers were given either burgers and hash browns or yogurt. Those who ate the high-fat meal, which clocked in at 52% of calories from fat, had inflammation in their airways and showed less improvement after taking medication a few hours after the meal. The results suggest that a low-fat diet may be one way to manage asthma, reports LiveScience.
(More asthma stories.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.